We spent a bit of time at the beach yesterday. It was the warmest day we have had for weeks, so thought we’d make the most and join some friends for an impromptu picnic on the sand.
Not far from where we live is a place called Red Rocks, a beach (with red rocks) which looks out over to the beautiful Hilbre Island. You can walk over there when the tide is out, and it’s such a special and peaceful walk when the weather is right. It can get pretty windy out there but it’s worth it – especially if you manage to see some seals in the water on the other side of the island.
The first time I did the walk was with Roger, just before I moved over to this part of the world and I guess it was one of the things that persuaded me it was the right place for us to be. I remember we walked and walked that day, over the sand in the sun and it just felt like a little paradise far away from it all.
It was so nice to go and reflect a little there, despite a bit of rowdiness from Sam which I’m trying to put down to all he has going on at the moment teamed with the aftermath of a late night!
I’m sharing these photos from yesterday along with some older ones with Rog, as I love to look at them and they will always be treasured.
It’s the funeral tomorrow, and it’s nice to be able to think of these memories and focus on calmer, peaceful and happy times amid all the anxiety and stress going on right now.
These last two photos were taken on a walk to Hilbre with friends in 2008. I had just found out I was expecting Sam and felt absolutely awful, though it was too early to tell anyone so I had to just get on with it! I love looking at them now.